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Important Worship Update
Dear Member Missionaries -
He is Risen! He is Risen indeed! Hallelujah!
At their meeting on April 8, the Mission Leadership Team made some important decisions regarding the worship life of People of Hope during the next couple of months. The purpose of this short note is to share those decisions with you.
Beginning on Sunday, April 25 we will be offering two worship services every Sunday morning following the schedule we had the past Easter Sunday.
We will be holding an online worship service at 8:30a. This service will be on Facebook and look similar to the worship services we have held for the past year, with the exception of utilizing live music. This will then be the service that we upload to YouTube and to our webpage.
Then, at 10:30a, we will be offering an In-Person Outdoor Worship service. This service will be held on the east lawn of People of Hope and will utilize social distancing protocols. We highly encourage people to pre-register (for contact tracing purposes) to attend these services. A link for pre-registration will be included in the eNews the Thursday prior to each Sunday service.
The following are the items you will need to bring and/or wear to participate in worship:
Face Mask (wear during the full duration of worship)
Chairs for your household or family
Communion elements for your household/family (we will have some on-hand if you forget)
Busy bags/toys for our youngest Member Missionaries
To continue to provide this outdoor service, we will need a number of volunteers to help with setup and tear down, as well as to serve at the Welcome Tables. We will be working to compile a list of volunteers to serve on a rotating basis and encourage you to participate. To do so, please e-mail Tori at and we will add your name to our list.
I am excited as you are to take these first steps in re-establishing a new normal for our life at People of Hope. That being said, we are going to be moving forward with caution as the safety of people is of utmost importance. With this in mind, the Mission Leadership Team decided to adopt this worship schedule until further notice, knowing that we will again revisit this practice at our June meeting.
Please contact any member of the Mission Leadership Team if you have any questions.
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Meet our Pastor
Rev. Dan Doering has served as the Pastor of People of Hope since 2010. He is a graduate of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and has a passion for connecting faith with everyday life.